Monday, May 2, 2016


Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We have a cool breeze this morning, but the temp is once again supposed to get up in the high eighties, so being without the A/C in the van will be a test of thinking cool thoughts.

Ray, my mechanic friend from church, just left after checking out the problem. Looks like it will cost an arm and a leg. It is not the compressor, but what he thinks is wrong, comes with a compressor, and that costs big bucks! Sigh.

I actually started out earlier this morning and was sitting down to type this at 10, but then Ray called, so that is my excuse for being late today. My yard guys are due today, but they have been coming on Tuesday lately, so I don't know when they will come. I noticed a limb hanging down from the oak tree over the driveway, so if and when they come, I hope they can get it down and dispose of it.!

The construction on 62nd Ave runs all the way to 4th st. The weekend wasn't bad because the cones were removed, so I drove on the unpaved part to church.  I thought attendance was down at second service, until about 5 or 10 after, then more people kept coming in and it was soon a pretty good crowd. Pastor Kevin gave another dynamic sermon about the DNA of the church, He brings out things I never thought about! Go, Kevin!

My amaryllis are looking a bit worse for wear, since some are already through blooming and still standing with droopy flowers and strong stalks. But the jacaranda trees are still beautiful! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 3:13-18
If you are wise and understand God's ways,
live a life of steady goodness so that only
good deeds will pour forth. And if you don't
brag about the good you do, then you will be
truly wise! But if you are bitterly jealous and
there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don't
brag about being wise. That is the worst kind
of lie. For jealousy and selfishness are not
God's kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly,
unspiritual and motivated by the devil. For
wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition,
there you will find disorder and every kind of evil.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven, is first
of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all
times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of
mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and
is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers
will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,